Mike Duke

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Michael Duke
Walmart CEO Mike Duke on Tips to Being the Best Retailer.jpg
Duke speaks at a Walmart Shareholders meeting
Born (1949-12-07) December 7, 1949 (age 65)
Alma mater Georgia Tech
Employer Walmart
Board member of
Consumer Goods Forum

Michael Terry Duke (born December 7, 1949)[1] is an American businessman. He served as the fourth chief executive officer of Walmart from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Biography[edit]

Duke joined Wal-Mart in 1995, and most recently served as the executive in charge of the company's international operations. He became the CEO of Wal-Mart in February 2009.[2]

Duke also serves on the board of directors for the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Arvest Bank's community advisory board. He formerly held positions with a number of retailers, including Federated Department Stores, May Department Stores, and Venture Stores. Duke earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1971, where he joined the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity,[3] and now serves as a member of the institution's advisory board. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum.[4]

In 2012, his salary was $18.2 million.[5] In 2013, press reports indicated that the total value of Duke's pension, deferred compensation and other retirement accounts totalled over $113 million.[6]

Duke ranked No. 10 on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in 2013.[7] That same year, Wal-Mart ranked No. 15 on Forbes list of Most Patriotic Brands—and the only retailer on the list—as voted by U.S. consumers.[8] As of November 25th, 2013, Duke's tenure as CEO ended with his sudden replacement by the board of Walmart.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kapner, Suzanne (February 18, 2009). "Changing of the guard at Wal-Mart". Fortune. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  2. ^ a b Kavilanz, Parija B. Wal-Mart names new CEO: World's largest retailer says international chief Mike Duke will succeed Lee Scott, who is retiring., CNNMoney.com, 2008-11-21
  3. ^ http://www.deltasig.org/about/distinguished_alumni
  4. ^ Consumer Goods Forum website, Board of Directors
  5. ^ Forbes http://www.forbes.com/profile/michael-duke/ |url= missing title (help). 
  6. ^ Walmart CEO's Retirement Plan 6,200 Times Bigger Than Workers' Plans: Study, by Maxwell Strachan, 15 November 2013 Huffington Post
  7. ^ "The World's Most Powerful People". Forbes. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Heller, Laura. "Walmart Tops List Of Most Patriotic Brands". Forbes. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Barr, Alistair (November 25, 2013). "Walmart CEO steps down; McMillon successor". USA Today. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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Preceded by
Lee Scott
President of Wal-Mart
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Doug McMillon